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Tandem Facial Amphiphiles for Membrane Protein Stabilization

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posted on 2010-12-01, 00:00 authored by Pil Seok Chae, Kamil Gotfryd, Jennifer Pacyna, Larry J. W. Miercke, Søren G. F. Rasmussen, Rebecca A. Robbins, Rohini R. Rana, Claus J. Loland, Brian Kobilka, Robert Stroud, Bernadette Byrne, Ulrik Gether, Samuel H. Gellman
We describe a new type of synthetic amphiphile that is intended to support biochemical characterization of intrinsic membrane proteins. Members of this new family displayed favorable behavior with four of five membrane proteins tested, and these amphiphiles formed relatively small micelles.